Learn more about the members of the Sayvee team, what they do, and what makes them tick!
Founder and CEO
STEVE
DEVRIES

The Man with the Plan

FAVOURITE FOOD

Brisket and Fries

Steve is the founder and CEO of Sayvee Creative. Since 1999 Steve has been involved in software development, marketing development and execution, consulting and building business applications for a wide variety of companies and corporations, including John Deere Corporation, Warner Brothers, and the Club Penguin Founders. 

Steve is extremely detail-oriented, specializing in entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and business development. His knowledge and experience is an invaluable asset to the production and marketing cycles in deployment. Steve is a strategic thinker with a sharp business mind and has built an incredible amount of trust in business markets

General Manager
Josh
Byron

Organizer of All the Things

FAVOURITE FOOD

A Warm Sprout Focaccia
Loaf with a Side of 7-11
Honey/Garlic Chicken
Wings

LIKES TO JAM TO

Sail Away by David Gray

Josh has been an integral part of Sayvee’s growth for over 12 years. After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan with a degree in International Relations, Josh began as a project manager and has helped grow and expand the company into a full-service marketing agency.

Josh has completed several courses with tech incubator, Accelerate Okanagan, giving him a specialty background in minimal viable product launches and venture acceleration, as well as, non-profit management, completed through Okanagan College. Josh’s role entails the overall development of Sayvee’s team, product, and service offerings, and the operational underpinnings of the company.

In his spare time, Josh has served on several non-profit boards and organizing committees including the University of British Columbia Senate (Convocation Senator), Hope for the Nations (Board Chair), Global Citizen Kelowna, and TEDxKelowna.

Account Executive
Peter
Allott
Selling Snow to Penguins Since 1972
FAVOURITE FOOD

Crème Brûlée

LIKES TO JAM TO

The Beautiful South

A graduate in Graphic Design, Peter has over 20 years of experience building and designing campaigns for B2B and B2C clients such as Mobil, Philips, and Creda, etc.

He has worked as a senior marketing professional for companies such as Siemens and Sophos and holds an MA in Strategic Marketing Management from Kingston University, London.

Sr. Project Manager
Jenna
Borle
Expert Cracker of the Official Sayvee Whip
FAVOURITE FOOD

Stuffed Mushrooms

LIKES TO JAM TO

Friday I’m in Love by The
Cure

Jenna heads up the creative and website development teams and is a holder of a BBA – majoring in Marketing and Advertising. The website development team has a robust collective of 20 years in website development specializing in WordPress and Concrete5.

Jenna manages the creative and production teams to keep projects on track and is always there for clients to provide full visibility and reports on progress and budgets.

Content Strategist
Andrew
buckley
Putting Letters in the Correct Order Since
1984
FAVOURITE FOOD

Bread. All the Bread

LIKES TO JAM TO

Classic Rock and the
Occasional Show Tune

Andrew crafts engaging words that bring results. With over 13 years of professional writing experience, 10 years in marketing, and a graduate of Excellence from the Vancouver Film School, Andrew creates content across a variety of media channels.

As a published author of fiction for adults and children and an accomplished public speaker on the art of storytelling, Andrew infuses a powerful narrative to all marketing and lead generation strategies for Sayvee clients.

Creative Designer
Maurits
nienhuis
Visual Design Guru and Official Office
Hipster
FAVOURITE FOOD

Curry

LIKES TO JAM TO

John Mayer - Continuum

A media and design graduate from the Netherlands, Maurits heads up the creative team at Sayvee, overseeing the creation of mind-blowing graphics and video to the benefit of our clients.

Maurits has over 13 years of graphic design experience, 7 years videography/video editing, and 9 years of direct marketing— a wealth of experience delivering results that look good every single time.

Technical Services Specialist
Joe
Bouchard

Telling People to ‘Turn it Off and Back on Again’ for a Living

FAVOURITE FOOD

Spicy Sashimi

LIKES TO JAM TO

Aggressive Dubstep

Joe ensures servers for websites stay active and problem-free. He also addresses any bugs and glitches that come up with client websites, makes sure our own Sayvee site is always running smoothly, and that our Kelowna web development projects transition to the web smoothly.

On top of all that, he also provides technical support and is always there for our clients 7 days a week.

Senior Software Engineer
arif
Islam

Doing the Stuff No One Else Understands

FAVOURITE FOOD

Turkish Kebab

LIKES TO JAM TO

Country Music

Arif works on customized software projects for our clients and does everything from coding and connecting client systems and platforms together, to making sure they work seamlessly.

He has over 10 years experience in software development, database design, system design, cloud computing, and technical support, along with a deep understanding of algorithms, data structures, and design patterns. He has a BSC in Computer Science and Engineering and has work experience with a large number of subscribers, digital media houses, and telecommunications companies.

Client Services
LINDSAY
MCGILLIVRAY

Like a Honey Badger, But Opposite

FAVOURITE FOOD

Eggs Benedict on a Stuffing Waffle

LIKES TO JAM TO

Any and All Covers

Lindsay is our client services representative, ensuring our clients are taken care of and that their daily marketing needs are taken care of in a timely fashion.

Lindsay has customer service/tech support experience with large companies like eBay and Symantec, and has worked extensively in the fields of web management services, client services, and customer training.

SEO Strategist

DREW

CLIFTON

A Certified Google Ninja

FAVOURITE FOOD

Veggies!

LIKES TO JAM TO

Christian Music

Drew is a seasoned SEO strategist (est. 2007) and digital analytics professional with experience serving many industries, including retail/B2C, B2B, higher education, finance, and more.

During his career he has served as a private SEO/organic search consultant to national brands, high-traffic dot-coms, and university and college clients, as well as having rich experience leading several agency teams. His multi-channel knowledge outside of SEO helps promote strategic, holistic digital marketing campaigns, seeking to make SEO fit into the mix responsibly and effectively. In addition to standard “SEO”, Drew is a believer in what he calls “Digital PR” as a key organic strategy.

Digital Marketing Specalist
ANKITH
SHETTY
A True Master of the Digital Advertising
Arts
FAVOURITE FOOD

Butter Chicken

Ankith is a digital marketing specialist with paid media experience in several industries including retail, real estate, e-commerce, education, and more.

Ankith has expertly run online marketing campaigns for many clients, both B2C and B2B, using several platforms such as Native Advertisement, Push Notification Advertisement, Vernacular Advertisement, and Programmatic Advertisement. Ankith is also the proud winner of the Youtube Reach Planner Hackathon 2018.

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